Contracts Officer - Biotech R&D

Contracts Officer - Biotech R&D

Job Title: Contracts Officer - Biotech R&D
Contract Type: Contract
Location: London
Salary: £0 - £26000 per annum, Benefits: bonus, pension, life insurance, health insurance, 28 days holiday
Start Date: 2019-11-25
Reference: V-45976
Contact Name: James Hume
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Job Published: November 25, 2019 13:05

Job Description

The role of Contracts Officer is a key part of the legal team to provide support on wide range of contractual and legal matters for this Biotech based in Central London.  Whose purpose is to accelerate the advancement of the Cell & Gene Therapy Sector by bridging the gap between research and commercialisation of these life changing therapies.   Please note this is a 6 Mont Fixed Term Contract

The purpose of the role is to provide support on legal and contractual matters such as CDA’s, collaboration agreements, service agreement and terms & conditions.  For example, you will prepare contracts from precedent documents as review from a legal perspective and critique terms proposed to create marked up counter proposes.  Working alongside the In-House Lawyer and external legal team.

As a Contracts Officer you will have the chance to lead negotiations to ensure that in interests of the company are protected and that they can meet the contractual obligations it enters into.  With the ability to liaise in a productive and collaborative manner with external partners so that the company’s aims and objectives are reflected in the agreements.  If the external party has a counter view you will negotiate to achieve a fair resolution in a timely manner by taking a proactive approach to resolve matters as they arise.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain exposure in a highly professional and influential company that will give you valuable experience to drive your career forwards and likelihood that the contract will be extended.

For this opportunity you will need to have experience of contract negotiations with experience of drafting, reviewing, revising and negotiating CDA’s (confidentiality agreements). With current and or recent experience of working within a life sciences or pharmaceutical, university or research organization.  You will need to have a CILEx or law qualification, and an LPC is an advantage but not essential.   

PLEASE NOTE: THis is a 6 month Fixed Term Contract  

The Company
The company are a center of excellence that is at the forefront of creating a viable and sustainable cell and gene therapy industry in the UK.  Their headquarters are in central London where they have built a market leading multidisciplinary team that has the ability to take a therapy from concept through the development cycle to the market.  They collaborate with both academia and industry and they are able to provide the scientific, clinical and commercial expertise needed to overcome the challenges that hinder the commercialisation of these fast developing, cutting edge technologies.  Their longer-term aim is to make the UK a global leader in the development and commercial exploitation of therapies.  They are making great strides towards this aim with therapies entering phase 2 clinical trials and building credible cases to be progressed to stage 3.  Added to this they have very recently expanding their manufacturing and development operations in Stevenage, doubling these in size, to meet increased demand for their services from the academic and commercial sectors.

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